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attack and threatened more terrorism. tara mergener is in washington with details. tara, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that's right, authorities are not sure if that is, in fact, the voice of osama bin laden, but they say the tone is alarming. >> our at that time tacks on you will continue -- >> reporter: in what's believed to be the latest message from osama bin laden, the most wanted man in the world takes some of the credit for the botched christmas day bombing and vows to strike again. the al qaeda leader directly addresses president obama saying the plot was supposed to inflict the same kind of terror as 9/11. he threatens to unleach more attacks if the u.s. does not end its support of israel. >> this is a message for the american people. this is a message that unless you change your foreign policy, we're going continue attacking you. >> this is somebody that has to pop up in our lives over and audiotape because he's nothing but a cowardly murderous thug and terrorist. >> reporter: some analysts are especially troubled by bin laden's language in the latest message. >>
to particularly intense screenings. tara mergener is this washington with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, these international travelers will be facing new scrutiny now. the tsa calls it a major step forward. starting came, all travelers who want to get into the u.s. will have to play by tough new security rules. but people flying from nations considered to be sponsors of terrorism or other countries of interest will see the biggest changes. mandatory full body pat-downs, carry-out searches and body scans are part of the latest ways of enhanced procedures. at least 14 countries are on the list, nearly all are muslim. philadelphia residents alex and nica went through ramped up measures on their flight from belgium sunday but weren't impressed. >> they looked through my bag and they missed one bag, so sort of felt very artificial. >> reporter: the new guide lines come more than a week after a man allegedly tried to blow up a u.s.-bound plane on christmas day. airports around the world have been on alert ever since. another security breach just last night forced one. country's
washington with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, a similar plan was shot down by congress just last month, but today the president will try to win points with the gop. president obama will roll out his new plan today aimed at getting small businesses to start hiring again. >> the true engines of job creation here in america are america's businesses. >> reporter: a day after reconnecting with americans in florida, he'll tour a small business in baltimore and offer more details about the proposal. it's estimated that $33 billion program would help 1 million businesses. it would include a $5,000 tax credit for every new employee hired this year. the amount will be capped at $500,000 per firm to make sure small companies get the benefits. businesses that increase wages or hours for their existing employees would be reimbursed for the have a social security payroll taxes they would pay. the president wants to pay for the plan with the savings from the $700 billion wall street bailout, but that will be up to congress. the president will have a chance to sell his prop
on christmas. but first, mr. obama meets with his top security officials. whit johnson is in washington with details. whit, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, this meeting is really a first step to improving communication in the intelligence community. the president is mostly focused on two areas, the u.s. terror watch list and airline screening. president obama plans to layout new steps today aimed at keeping the skies safe. he'll make the public statement after his big security meeting with officials this afternoon. they'll discuss how a nigerian man allegedly came so close to blowing up a u.s. jetliner and more importantly how to avoid another attack. >> with the terrorist on the plane coming in to detroit, we are not satisfied. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton will be just one of the 20 agency heads at today's briefing. on monday, she vow order to close any gaps in the nation's security net. >> we're looking to see whether those procedures need to be changed, upgraded. >> reporter: some changes are already under way. the government has added dozens of name
. it will change not just who is paying for the campaigns, but how they're run. tara mergener is in washington with details. t good morning. >> reporter: this landmark decision effectively reverses a century-long trend to limit the political muscle of big business and unions and also weakens campaign finance reform. in the 5-4 ruling, a deeply divided supreme court said the ban on corporate spending violated first amendment guarantees of free speech. after decades of restrictions, corporations and unions are now free to spend unlimited money on political campaigns. while they still have to disclose who is paying for what, the ruling means special interests will yield extraordinary power. >> it will be a much luder and morrow dust debate with many mother voices, but those voices may not be the candidates on whom the votesers are choosing. >> reporter: if you thought you you knew everything about -- >> reporter: the indicate began with hill rit movie, a negative political documentary about then presidential candidate hillary clinton. >> she's lying. >> reporter: the movie didn't air before the e
if not rethink, its agenda. it tara mergener in washington has more. tara, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, the white house says this costly loss in massachusetts was the result of voter frustration, with the economy a 10% unemployment rate and health care reform. >> the same thing that swept scott brown into office swept me into office. people are angry and they're frustrated. not just because of what's happened in the last year or two years, but what's happened over the last eight years. >> reporter: for an administration that's had its health care agenda derailed, it's time to refocus on getting the economy back on track. >> clearly financial reform is going to take and play a bigger role in what happens legislatively in the next several months. >> reporter: today's proposal will give the government new powers to limit the size of banks, and control their ability to engage in high risk trades, specifically it will limit what's called proprietary trading. that's when banks trade for their own account, basically making debts on the markets with its own money. financial regul
and human growth or hormone, he said it was foolish and a mistake. whit johnson is in washington with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, the liz continues to grow, that is the number of major league baseball players now admit to go using steroids. but mark mcgwire is a huge name and he kept the secret from not on you his fan, but his family. he's finally taking a crack at setting the record straight. >> i've let a lot of people down. doesn't feel good. >> reporter: the former st. louis card natural admits using anabolic steroids throughout the 90s, including 1998, the year he br baseball's single season home run record. mcgwire insists he took performance enhancing drugs to overcome injuries, not swing the bat harder. >> i was using steroids thinking it was going to help me. it was brought to my attention that it was going to help me heal faster, make my body feel back to normal. >> reporter: mcgwire says he wanted to get this off his chest in 2005 when he was here testifying before a congressional committee. he says he didn't because he wasn't granted immunity. >> i'm no
johnson is in washington with more. whit, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, the administration has spent nearly two weeks identifying flaws in our national security system. this report is expected to highlight key details and changes that can be made to prevent a future attack. the intelligence report on the botched bombing of flight 253 is expected to be blunt and honest. >> the review will simply identify and make recommendations as to what was lacking and what needs to be strengthened. >> reporter: it will apparently show where security present downs occurred allowing umar farouk abdulmutallab to allegedly board the u.s.-bound jetliner with hidden explosives. >> even though there was sufficient evidence out will to suggest that this individual was dangerous, nobody put the pieces together. >> reporter: in fact, u.s. border security reportedly didn't know about his alleged extremist ties until he was already in the air. according to the "los angeles times," authorities planned to question him when he landed, but by then, it was too late. president obama is
is in washington with the details. >> reporter: president obama is looking to expose the failures leading up to that botched attack. in the meantime, a familiar name has surfaced in the investigation. authorities believe american-born cleric anwar al alahi played a role months before the attack. he reportedly communicated with the suspect. abd abd abdulmutallab. he apparently counseled three of the hijackers and communicated with hassan. but the imam denies any link to al qaeda claiming he's only a spiritual mentor. >> there's always this association between islam and terrorism. when that is not true at all. i mean, islam is a religion of peace. >> reporter: president obama has already received his first report about the christmas day incident. next week he'll meet personally with officials to talk more about what went wrong. preliminary findings blame communication breakdowns among various agencies. intelligence officials knew al qaeda was preparing a nigerian in yemen for an attack, but the clues were never put together in time. officials say those responsible for the mishap will be held a
. and thousands have begun fleeing the capital. whit johnson has more from washington this morning. whit, good morning. >> reporter: well, the critical rescue hours have essentially disappeared. now aid workers are trying to regroup and do a better job addressing the needs of the homeless and injured. a week after losing everything to the devastating earthquake, many haitians are still scrambling for basic necessities. >> it's not easy to get something to eat. it's not like you can go in the shops. >> reporter: officials now estimate the disaster killed 200,000 people and left 1.5 million homeless. the shear scale of need was enough to convince the u.s. military to do what it had feared was too risky, parachute relief supplies in to haiti. >> just that drop alone provided around 14,000 meals and about 4,000 gallons of water. >> reporter: relief aid is pouring in, but not fast enough. the delay has caused some to turn to other means of survival. looters are fighting over everything from food to toothpaste. doctors are also in desperate need of medical supplies. a,000 patients are waiting for su
rating has dropped dramatically. tara is in washington with details. good morning. >> good morning. the president is expected to explain and defend his agenda tonight but it could be a tough sell. president obama will use tonight's state of the union to hit the reset button on his agenda focusing on jobs, jobs and more jobs. >> this is not about him. this is about what we have to do going forward for the american people. >> reporter: faced with double digit unemployment and falling approval rating, the president will call on congress to move on a slew of tax cuts for small businesses and propose a major increase in education spending and a series of measures to aid the middle class. >> things like tuition grant for school, expanded child care tax credit, help for people caring for elderly parents. >> reporter: the president will also announce steps to cut back. he'll propose a freeze on most domestic spending for the next three years. congressional approval may be tricky. some liberals say spending is what's needed right now. republicans like the idea of cutting back but some say i
and promised to move forward. tara mermgner is in washington with details. >> reporter: well, the president had a lot riding politically on that speech. last neat he called for cooperation and support. president obama's top priority this year is getting millions of americans back to work. >> i want a jobs bill on my desk without delay. >> reporter: after devoting much of her first state of the union address to the issue, he'll drive home the message today in tampa, florida. he'll announce $8 billion in grants for high speed rail development, expected to create thousands of new jobs. >> we can put americans to work today building the infrastructure of tomorrow. >> reporter: several ideas for job growth came up last night, among them ending tax breaks if companies that move jobs overseas and using the $30 billion in bailout money repaid by wall street banks to boost lending if for small businesse. the president also touched on the monster definite sit, announcing a task force to tackle it and proposing a freeze on some government spending. >> families across the country are tightening their belt
.s. military personnel have arrived. whit johnson is in washington with details. whit, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. haiti is facing extreme monumental challenges right now. people are growing even more anxious as they wait for help and critical rescue hours are disappearing. residents of haiti are growing more desperate by the day. >> look at us. we don't have nothing. we don't have nothing. nobody ain't doing nothing. >> reporter: a lack of basic necessities like food and water has driven some to violence. looters armed with machetes tore through the streets of port-au-prince thursday grabbing whatever they could. one-third of the population is now homeless, portioned to left on the streets where bodies are also piling up. the red cross stemts that as many as 50,000 people were killed in tuesday's devastating earthquake and officials warn that number could grow much higher if the injured don't get help soon. emergency supplies are trickling in, but very slowly. the country's airport has only one working runway, and many roads are covered with debris. president obama is
. reid apologized, but gop leaders are calling for his resignation. whit johnson is in washington with details. whit, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, the comments from senator reid appear to be drawing more political lines than racial lines at the moment. some gop leaders say if the same comments were uttered by a republican, the kons quepconseq would be much more severe. >> reporter: comment harry reid made in private have republicans publicly calling for his resignation. in "game change," a book about the 2008 presidential campaign, the book describes president obama as an appealing candidate because he's, quote, light skinned and has no negro dialect. senator reid apologized for the rourke, but republicans see a double standard. >> democrats feel that they can say these things and they canal apologize when it comes from the mouths of their own, but if it comes from then else, it's racism. >> reporter: democrats rallied behind reid. >> the president has accepted the poll guy and it would seem to meet matter should be closed. railroad the revelation is bad timing f
is in washington with details. between morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, the president is trying to sharpen his economic message and squins americans he's on their side. president obama is calling for a freeze on most domestic spending for the next three years. it's part of next year's budget plan which still has to be approved by congress. some departments like the pentagon and homeland security would be exempt from the spending hold which by 2020 would save an estimated $250 billion. the president will give more details during tomorrow's state of the union address. the spech will also include help for americans who know all too well will cutting back. >> unfortunately the middle class has been under assault for a long time. >> reporter: on more than, the president outlined a series of measures designed to come to their rescue. the proposals include nearly doubling the child care tax credit for families making less than $85,000 a year. expanding tax credits to help workers save for retirement. and increasing support for families caring for elderly relatives. >> hopefully self these steps w
is in washington with details. >> reporter: one thing the president is not doing is he's not calling for a complete overhaul of our national security system. but he does say it needs some fine tuning and he's telling people within the intel against community to do a better job. umar farouk abdulmutallab faces a six count indictment. the 23-year-old nigerian is accused of attempting to use a mass deprugs instruction, trying to destroy an aircraft and attempting to murder 289 individuals. no one was seriously hurt in the botched christmas day attack, but the very fact that abdulmutallab was even on a u.s. plane has sparked a massive review of the nation's security. >> when the system fails, it is my responsibility. >> reporter: president obama says the buck stops with him. but he's also demanding that the intelligence community do a better job. security agencies must now establish clear lines of responsibility for following leads and sharing information. and he's ordered improvements in the system for putting people on no-fly lists. >> we must follow the leads that we get. and we must pursue them unt
that is in washington with details this morning. whit, good morning. >> reporter: michelle, good morning. it's truly becoming a race against time in haiti. rescue efforts are struggling to find their footing in the widespread damage. and every minute wasted could be another life lost. the scope of the devastation is becoming clearer by the hour. bodies lie in the streets. surrounded by tense of thousands of haitians who survived tuesday's deadly quake but now have no place to go. the magnitude 7 tremor flattened much of haiti's capital, burying people under school, hospitals and hillside shanties. rescuers are fighting against the clock to find survivors. but one haitian official fears the death toll could reach half a million. disease from unsanitary conditions and lack of food and water are also posing serious threats to those still alive. >> it is a question of public health. we need, we need, the help of the international community. >> reporter: u.s. officials say they're doing everything they can to provide aid. president obama has launched an all-out rescue and humanitarian effort that include
that it was a screw up that could have been disastrous. whit johnson is in washington with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president had some tough words for his national security team saying we dodged a bullet. the question many people are asking now is will the talk improve the safety of americans. president obama wants specific ways to fix the nation's security gaps by the end of the week. >> i want those reform implemented immediately so this doesn't happen again and so we can prevent future attacks. >> reporter: the commander in chief blasted the intelligence community for failing to connect clues that could have stopped umar farouk abdulmutallab. >> it's clear that intelligence was not fully analyzed or fully leveraged. that's not acceptable. will not tolerate it. >> reporter: the president called for sweeping new tactics to outsmart terrorists and the intelligence committee heard him loud and clear. dennis blair released a statement saying we need to anticipate new kinds of attacks and improve our ability to stay ahead of them and protect america. president obama did
buried beneath the rubble. whit johnson is with the latest in washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the widespread destruction is making it difficult for rescue crews to begin their effort. there are nearly 2 million people who live in haiti's capital city and at this point most, if not all of them r in desperate need of some kind of aid. help can't come soon enough for haiti. the 7.0 magnitude earthquake laid waste to the country's capital city. the injured and dead are lying in the street of port-au-prince. others are still trapped in the rubble. >> i went outside and i know that one of my neighbors died because a wall fell on him. >> reporter: thousands of buildings toppled in the most powerful quake to hit haiti in more than 200 years. the national palace, home to haiti's president, crumbled in on itself. when night fell, many u.n. personnel were missing. their five-story headquarters collapsed. ronald charles was at the airport during the quake, but made it out on a flight to miami. >> all of is, everything was just falling apart. all over the praise. people was crying
. southeast washington, over to prince georges county, anne arundel county we are looking at a lot of snow right now. that will be the case for the next 30 to 45 minutes as this thing is booking to the east. go to over to bowie and anne arundel county. devon lucie is helping me with the radar this morning. you can see the heavy band toward andrews air force base, upper marlboro, brandy wine. you are not in the heart of it yet but will be soon. some of these snowfall rates here, this is fedex field. the green is a tenth of an inch an hour rainfall rates are but when we talk about snow we are talking 15, 20-1 ratio. this could be coming down at two inches an hour or more. we have the heavy snow here. let's go back to the west in to fairfax and prince william, down this way, hack cook starting to get in to it there. southern prince georges in to charles county, you can see the intense snow burst we have going on. 66 north it is ending for you. it is over. dust it off. a quick inch, inch and a half there and looking good but another 30 minutes before places like springfield get out of the snow
: scott brown handed a defeat in massachusetts and in washington. he pulled up the upset for ted kenne kennedy's senate seat. as unexpectedly large numbers of voters cast their ballots, the race was too close to call. martha coakley was considered a lock to consider the late senator kennedy but brown ran an aggressive campaign and harne harnessharnes harnessed anger over the economy and the health care plan. >> it will destroy jobs. >> reporter: coakley's defeat means president obama's party will no longer have the votes in the senate to pass health care reform or push through white house priorities without republican help. >> i hope they pay close attention because tonight the independent voice of massachusetts has spoken. >> reporter: president obama made phone calls congratulating brown and thanking coakley. >> there will be plenty of wednesday morning quarterbacking about what happened and what went right and what went wrong. >> reporter: supporters of coakley and the president who stumped for her on sunday are already pointing fingers at each other. political watchers say coakley
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